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“Very comfy bungalows” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manta Dive Gili Trawangan Resort

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Manta Dive Gili Trawangan Resort
London
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27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very comfy bungalows”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

We spent 4 nights in the Manta Bungalows and had a great time there. The bungalows are very stylish and have all the things you could need and even more (tv, dvd player, fridge, A/C, laundry bag..), the bed was very comfy and the area is quite quiet (which is rare on Gili Trawangan!) although close to the animated bits of the island.
Internet is available if needed and I think the bungalows are connected to a private generator so they are not affected by the power cuts.
The bathroom is exterior and beautiful.
The staff is very helpful and nice, we did use the laundry service and it was quick and well done.
I have one negative comment but really the souvenir we kept from this place was a great souvenir : the breakfast was good (if you like bacon and eggs you will find some cooked as good as in Europe) but there was no banana pancake available (and after a few days in Bali you should be hooked up to banana pancake :-) )

I highly recommend this place, even more if you dive with Manta, it's very handy being just behind the diving school!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

If your coming to Gili T, your coming for the beach, to dive, or to party. Either way your not spending a lot of time in your room. The bungalows were everything we wanted. It was extremely convenient since we were diving with Manta. We stayed for 5 nights, enjoyed the central location, the breakfast each morning was also good. The pool was nice to cool off in and if you want to go for a snorkel (which is pretty good) the staff allows you to borrow some equipment for a bit if it's available.There is also air conditioning which is nice for sleeping. I would imagine a lot of places on the island don't have it. I would definitely recommend staying here, whether your diving or not.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ACSOUP
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

We stayed at the Manta Bungalows for 5 nights during April. It could not have been more convienient for diving. It was a 25m walk from our room to the dive centre and a further 30m to the boat.
The staff were very friendly and helpful - even carrying all our dive equipment to and from the boat for us. We had the same guide for the majority of the week, which was great.
The visability in the sea was fabulous and there was a great variety of sea life.
Our room was clean and tidy, and the breakfast was tasty.
I would highly reccommend this place for a dive holiday and we will be returning!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rebeccasmith800
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Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

First came to Gili Trawangan in 2006 and have dived at Manta Dive every year since (sometimes twice a year) .The staff are so friendly and helpful whether you are diving or just staying in the fantastic bungalows. With a large pool for the use of quests and divers it's a great place to cool down and even have a beer in the shade.. But best of all is the staff special mention to Ben (the only guy I know that has to run around in the shower to get wet) supposedly good at backgammon!!!!! and his partner Harriot who manage the Dive shop and bungalows they are really helpful even arranging your transport to and from the island. If you are thinking about coming to Gili Trwangan this has to be the place to stay and dive already planning my next trip back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bigal5946
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

We reserved a bungalow for four nights, but had to leave after two nights because things kept going wrong. When we got there, the air con wasn't working and we had to ask 3 times before anyone would come to look at it. Without the air con, it is unbelievably stuffy and you can't stay in the room. When the air con finally worked, the power then went out in the place for the whole afternoon. The next morning, the toilet didn't work. And then later we found cockroaches in the bathroom.
We weren't able to use the pool as it was either being used by learner divers, or when the divers weren't in it, they put chlorine in to the pool so you couldn't get in.
When we said we wanted to leave two days early because of all the problems we had encountered, we were told that we still had to pay for all four nights. We explained why we didn't want to stay, and that we would pay for the two nights that we would stay. They then threatened to tell the immigration police that we hadn't paid our bill so we wouldn't be able to leave the country.
The staff were very unfriendly, unhelpful and threatening. The bungalows were reasonably clean, but not worth the money charged. The pool is a dive pool, and it feels like you can't go in unless you're diving. There are much better places on the island.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cheryl097
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MarcusStevens, Manager at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan Resort, responded to this review, April 9, 2011
It is very difficult to respond to this review in any other way than to say that it is simply not true. We welcome feedback from our guests as this can only help us improve our service, however we consider this review to be a deliberate and malicious attack on our business and staff. We understand that occasionally things can go wrong in the rooms, such as faulty aircon, but we always make sure these are dealt with as quickly as possible and with the least inconvenience possible to our guests.
We would like to reassure TA readers that we do everything we can to ensure that our guests have a relaxing and comfortable stay, and hope that this review will not deter anyone from visiting us.
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Jakarta
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2010

We went to Gili T and stayed in Manta Bungalow for 3 nights. we were so excited to do a diving lesson and we did! The room was amazing, unique and nice. It had an outdoor shower, comfy bed, a little noisy in the morning because of the mosque but it didnt bother us.
the staff was nice also this hotel has a strategic location.
good job isabella and team! we'll defo will come back again. cheers! x

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PutriSetiadi
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London
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2010

The bungalow itself is nice, I liked the outdoors bathroom. What I found annoying though is that the whole place is so dimly lit, you can hardly see anything at night. Also, very exposed to noise in the morning from both roosters and the local mosque (though you are likely to hear both to a certain extent in any place in GT). It's ok, but definitely not the best value on the island.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eurotrash77
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Property: Manta Dive Gili Trawangan Resort
Address: East side of Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 229 Specialty Lodging in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Manta Dive Gili Trawangan Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional rooms finished to western standards with A/C, mini bar, safety deposit box and hot water. Delightful open bathrooms and a private terrace set in beautiful and peaceful gardens, all just 50 meters from the beach. Twin and Double rooms, laundry service, swimming pool and sunbeds, friendly staff and only a short walk to the best snorkeling areas and to all the restaurants. ... more   less 
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